Juror No. 15: Texas Gov. Abbott reports to Austin jury duty

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s return to a courtroom had nothing to do with suing Washington.

Abbott spent most of Monday afternoon as potential juror No. 15 during selection for a domestic violence case in Austin. He joins Rick Perry and George W. Bush as other Texas governors who have been summoned for jury duty.

Abbott says he would have made a fair juror but was excused after nearly three hours.

He is no stranger to courtrooms. Abbott is a former Texas Supreme Court justice and sued the Obama administration 30 times as attorney general.

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The Travis County courthouse is also familiar to Abbott’s predecessor in the governor’s office – it’s the same building where Perry was indicted last year on abuse of power charges.